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Testosterone

Status: No national drinking water standard exists

 

Human sex hormones are sometimes detected at low concentrations in drinking water. There are no current health guidelines to determine whether these exposures are safe, or if they could pose a risk to human health.

2010-2015:

FOUND

23

states detected

275

utilities detected

20 million

people served

States reporting testosterone in drinking water

UTILITIES WITH CONTAMINATION
State UtilitiesPeople Served
Illinois855,681,476
Missouri432,059,979
California201,904,640
Pennsylvania111,852,840
Maryland21,600,200
Nevada41,349,399
Ohio71,347,211
Florida3730,916
New Jersey25642,184
New York10605,059
Indiana13398,631
Tennessee8377,207
Washington6193,509
Colorado8189,801
Michigan3174,270
Georgia4156,375
South Carolina595,012
Texas484,783
Kentucky957,227
Kansas25,197
North Carolina13,264
West Virginia11,052
Oklahoma1336
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Utilities with the highest amounts of testosterone, 2010-2015

ALL UTILITIES
LARGE UTILITIES
UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Kansas City*Kansas City, MO1 of 50.280 ppt460,000
Syracuse City*Syracuse, NY1 of 80.275 ppt512,329
Passaic Valley Water Commission*Clifton, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt310,120
Gracemont Public Works AuthorityGracemont, OK1 of 10.140 ppt336
Knoxville Utilities Board-KUB*Knoxville, TN1 of 40.133 ppt236,326
, AZ1 of 10.130 ppt0
Wheaton*Wheaton, IL1 of 40.125 ppt55,416
Orland Park*Orland Park, IL2 of 40.108 ppt55,603
, TX2 of 40.0980 ppt0
City of PortervillePorterville, CA1 of 640.0830 ppt55,107
, NY2 of 40.0750 ppt0
Nueces County WCID 4Port Aransas, TX2 of 80.0700 ppt10,383
Louisburg, City of*Louisburg, KS1 of 40.0650 ppt4,322
Hamburg Municipal Water&sewer AuthorityHamburg, PA1 of 60.0630 ppt4,800
Watertown City*Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt29,406
St. Clair TownshipSt. Clair, MI1 of 40.0500 ppt3,270
Chester Water Authority*Chester, PA1 of 40.0500 ppt124,649
Griffith Water DepartmentGriffith, IN1 of 40.0500 ppt16,619
La Grange Estates Mobile Home ParkLa Grange, IL1 of 40.0380 ppt345
, NY1 of 40.0380 ppt0
Orleans Water WorksOrleans, IN2 of 80.0380 ppt2,142
City of Auburn*Auburn, WA1 of 140.0380 ppt55,258
Naperville*Naperville, IL1 of 40.0350 ppt100,300
Houston County - Feagin Mill*Warner Robbins, GA1 of 60.0350 ppt67,746
Shoreline Trc Mobile Home ParkChicago, IL1 of 40.0330 ppt504
Lancaster County Water and Sewer District*Lancaster, SC1 of 80.0300 ppt59,333
Grandview Utility DistrictGrandview, TN1 of 40.0300 ppt1,694
Green River Valley Water District*Horse Cave, KY1 of 40.0300 ppt17,431
City of Sterling HeightsSterling Heights, MI1 of 40.0250 ppt127,000
Hammond Water Works Department*Hammond, IN1 of 40.0250 ppt77,614

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Testosterone, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

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UtilityLocationTestsAverage levelPeople served
Kansas City*Kansas City, MO1 of 50.280 ppt460,000
Syracuse City*Syracuse, NY1 of 80.275 ppt512,329
Passaic Valley Water Commission*Clifton, NJ1 of 40.243 ppt310,120
Knoxville Utilities Board-KUB*Knoxville, TN1 of 40.133 ppt236,326
Wheaton*Wheaton, IL1 of 40.125 ppt55,416
Orland Park*Orland Park, IL2 of 40.108 ppt55,603
City of PortervillePorterville, CA1 of 640.0830 ppt55,107
Nueces County WCID 4Port Aransas, TX2 of 80.0700 ppt10,383
Watertown City*Watertown, NY1 of 40.0630 ppt29,406
Griffith Water DepartmentGriffith, IN1 of 40.0500 ppt16,619
Chester Water Authority*Chester, PA1 of 40.0500 ppt124,649
City of Auburn*Auburn, WA1 of 140.0380 ppt55,258
Houston County - Feagin Mill*Warner Robbins, GA1 of 60.0350 ppt67,746
Naperville*Naperville, IL1 of 40.0350 ppt100,300
Lancaster County Water and Sewer District*Lancaster, SC1 of 80.0300 ppt59,333
Green River Valley Water District*Horse Cave, KY1 of 40.0300 ppt17,431
City of NoviNovi, MI1 of 40.0250 ppt44,000
Huntsville Utility District*Huntsville, TN1 of 40.0250 ppt12,877
Hammond Water Works Department*Hammond, IN1 of 40.0250 ppt77,614
Highland Park*Highland Park, IL1 of 40.0250 ppt31,365
City of Chicago*Chicago, IL2 of 80.0250 ppt2,896,016
City of Sterling HeightsSterling Heights, MI1 of 40.0250 ppt127,000
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District*Lake Elsinore, CA1 of 140.0240 ppt142,264
Glendora Water DepartmentGlendora, CA1 of 120.0200 ppt45,300
City of Roseville*Roseville, CA1 of 120.0200 ppt119,000
Indiana American Water - Northwest*Greenwood, IN1 of 80.0180 ppt166,783
Philadelphia Water Department*Philadelphia, PA1 of 120.0160 ppt1,600,000
City of Boulder*Boulder, CO1 of 80.0160 ppt166,080
Missouri American St. Louis County & St. Charles County*Chesterfield, MO2 of 200.0150 ppt1,100,000
City of Sacramento Main*Sacramento, CA1 of 200.0130 ppt486,189

* This water utility supplies finished drinking water to at least one other water utility. The purchasing utility is not required to test for or report Testosterone, but it likely has the contaminant in its water supply.

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